Though we don’t normally report on Windows updates, we’ll make an exception on this one. AMD sends word this evening that they are advising users to remove update KB3004394, which was released as part of this week’s Patch Tuesday, due to driver installation issues this update is inflicting. The update, designed to update Windows’ root certificate store, has apparently been causing havoc on some Windows 7 configurations. In AMD’s case what they are finding is that the update prevents the installation of new graphics drivers on affected systems, with both AMD and NVIDIA drivers refusing to install. More broadly, Infoword is reporting that KB3004394 is also being blamed as the culprit behind certain issues affecting Windows Defender, Task Manager, and other software. At this point this...

NVIDIA's PureVideo HD: HD-DVD Playback on the PC

Upcoming drivers will add support for NVIDIA PureVideo GPUs to accelerate the playback of HDCP protected content from HD-DVD and Blu-Ray devices. We take a first hand look at...

45 by Derek Wilson on 7/22/2006

NVIDIA's Latest Drivers: The 90 Series Control Center

Today we are looking at NVIDIA's recently released beta ForceWare drivers. The user interface has been completely overhauled, but how does it compare with the current NVIDIA UI?

24 by Josh Venning on 6/9/2006

NVIDIA Single Card, Multi-GPU: GeForce 7950 GX2

NVIDIA has taken the core technology behind its quad SLI initiative and rolled it out in the form of a single card with 2 GPUs on board. While others...

60 by Derek Wilson on 6/5/2006

BFG PhysX and Performance Updates

AGEIA released a new driver last week to fix some of the framerate issues with GRAW. Today we'll take a look at our first retail boxed PhysX card and...

67 by Derek Wilson on 5/17/2006

ASUS: The EN7600 GS Silent, and EN7800 GT TOP Silent

Today we take a look at two noiseless graphics cards from Asus based on the established 7800 GT as well as the more recent 7600 GS.

39 by Josh Venning on 5/12/2006

Looking Back Pt. 3: The 6800 Ultra, ForceWare, and the Future

We wrap up our driver investigation series with a look at ForceWare performance on the NVIDIA 6800 Ultra.

24 by Ryan Smith on 5/11/2006

Exclusive: ASUS Debuts AGEIA PhysX Hardware

ASUS has given AnandTech the opportunity to bring you the very first preview of actual PhysX PPU (Physics Processing Unit) hardware. We'll take a look at performance under a...

100 by Derek Wilson on 5/5/2006

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion GPU Performance

We compared virtually all of the high end and mid range PCI Express GPUs under Oblivion and looked at performance in this immersive title. Oblivion is now the...

100 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/26/2006

Connect 3D and Sapphire Blizzard Radeon X1900 XTX

Today we're looking at two more of ATI's X1900 XTXs, one of which utilizes a radical cooling design.

24 by Josh Venning on 4/10/2006

Black and White 2 v.1.2 Performance Update

With the 1.2 patch for Black and White 2, we wanted to check on the performance improvements that were promised, especially on ATI's side of things. We'll see...

22 by Josh Venning on 4/5/2006

NVIDIA's Tiny 90nm G71 and G73: GeForce 7900 and 7600 Debut

Today NVIDIA is hardlaunching its 7900 GTX, 7900 GT and 7600 GT parts based on the G71 and G73 ICs. The new chips are a process shrink to 90nm...

97 by Derek Wilson on 3/9/2006

Looking Back Pt. 2: X800 & Catalyst Under The Knife

We continue our driver investigation series with a look at Catalyst performance on the X800 Series

24 by Ryan Smith on 2/22/2006

The EVGA 7300 GS: A New Quality Budget Card From NVIDIA

Today, we take a look at EVGA's version of the 7300 GS, the recent budget card from NVIDIA.

48 by Josh Venning on 2/20/2006

X1900 XT/XTX Roundup: A Closer Look at the Performance Leader in Graphics

Today, we take a closer look at some X1900 XT and X1900 XTXs. How do these high-performance cards by Sapphire, HIS, PowerColor and GeCube stack up?

25 by Josh Venning on 2/15/2006

ATI's All-In-Wonder X1900 Performance And DVD Decoding Quality

Today we take a look at the AIW X1900, the newest AIW from ATI. We'll also look at HQV DVD decoding for both ATI and NVIDIA.

43 by Josh Venning on 2/10/2006

NVIDIA's AGP Only GeForce 7800 GS

NVIDIA has launched a new graphics product targeted at enthusiasts who want to update their graphics without spending the money to upgrade their system.

93 by Derek Wilson on 2/2/2006

The NVIDIA 6800 GS Closer Look: EVGA, Leadtek, PNY, and Evertop

Today, we're looking at 6800 GS, a card that's currently a top contender for best performance at the most reasonable price, from four different manufacturers.

56 by Josh Venning on 1/27/2006

X3 Reunion: New Rolling Demo Tested

Today, we review the X3 rolling demo. We'll look at how it performs on a number of GPUs, as well as a couple of different processors.

34 by Josh Venning on 1/25/2006

ATI's New Leader in Graphics Performance: The Radeon X1900 Series

With the hard launch of the X1900XTX, ATI takes back the performance crown. Topping the 7800 GTX 512 is quite a feat; read on to find out how they...

120 by Derek Wilson & Josh Venning on 1/24/2006

Futuremark's Latest Attempt: 3DMark06 Tested

3DMark06 is the latest edition of the popular benchmarking tool by Futuremark. New enhancements like HDR and SM3.0 look good. Let's take a look.

44 by Josh Venning on 1/18/2006

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